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What does "Let's be in touch {TIME}" mean?
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I'm going to assume you tried to look up touch, but the sentence still didn't make sense. The idiom in this case is be in touch. be in touch to have regular communication with someone by ...

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Can we say "too little explored method"?
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I think "too little" might work with other phrases, but it doesn't seem so nice with this one. I like virtually unexplored method You could be emphatic and simply say unexplored method ...

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"administration to rhesus macaques" vs. "administration in rhesus macaques"
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"Passable"? Yes, because it is understandable. I know we say administer to, and I did some ngram searches on it. Administer to and administer in seemed very close. So I added some context regarding ...

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What is typical phrases to say to your friend when you're surprised by him/her?
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I do this often. They tell me Don't do that! Stop it! Quit it! among other things. Each is usually preceded by Oh my god I think it depends on how you say it, not so much what you ...

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Is this phrase seem to be misfit here?
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I disagree, it is not badly worded. It comes off as a deliberate, rhetorical decision made by the author. It fits in the sense that I get the feeling that this is supposed to be some kind of rough ...

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Where do I have to put the word "that"?
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Both seem fine since the purpose of the parentheses is to interrupt the sentence and insert information. I can't really see one as better than the other. Personally, I would consider shoving the ...

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what does "former colonies" means?
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Yes, in this case "previously" is correct. former Having been so in the past having been at a previous time Paine is specifically talking about the states that were once colonies, ...

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What does "modulo conformance" phrase mean?
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Yes, modulo can have a meaning of "ignoring" or "except". It's has been discussed on ELU, here. The pattern X modulo Y is an informal but common parlance in technical, especially ...

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To perform/have/make/do Wudu (do vs make)
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I assume that you are speaking of the procedure to wash the body. Then if I had to choose between do and make, I would choose do because you are doing actions, you are following a procedure. I would ...

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What is the meaning of Dr. Cawley words?
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On first reading, my impression was that Dr. Cawley's full name and Teddy's full name are anagrams. It also wasn't clear whose wife "his wife" meant. I took this to mean Dr. Cawley's wife and Rachel. ...

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"example" vs "exemple" word usage
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I assume you mean this. Yes, it is incorrect. That is a typo, it should be Here's another example. There is this, par exemple for example You might hear or read this in the English language....

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What is the meaning of "one of the crews' not-always-legal jobs -- this time a bank heist"?
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They hyphen (-) is being used to construct an adjective not-always-legal jobs These are jobs that are not always legal. In other words, the crew does jobs and these jobs are not always legal. In ...

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What does 'combed back from peak' mean?
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This is a prominent widow's peak, the V shaped part of his hairline. It is "prominent" because it "dives" down his forehead. In other words, his hair line comes down a lot and forms a pronounced peak....

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Which one is more idiomatic - "Occurs to me" or "Occurred to me"?
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The first thing that occurs to me is... It sounds like you were just asked a question and you are about to give your response. A: Where can I get help with learning English online? B: The first ...

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What is meaning of 'just throwing up to stuff more in'?
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And the library. All mahogany. This implies that the library is made of mahogany wood. "All of the library is made of mahogany". And is being used as a topic marker, so another way phrase it is ...

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Your parents, you miss them?
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There are a couple of things at play here. To answer your immediate question, 3. and 4. sound like common ways to ask someone whether or not they miss someone else, in my experience. 3. is more ...

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Tone in spoken questions: [Do] your friends call you John or Jack?
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No, there is no [Do] in the conversation. There is a sound where [Do] would be, but I believe she is just inhaling. Just from reading it (not listening to it), 2. comes off as more casual than 1. I ...

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What is the meaning of judge's statement?
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Gerry and the others were accused of various crimes that did not include treason. They were found guilty and given lengthy sentences. In other words, they will be in prison for a long time, if not ...

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What is the meaning of "question of when not if "?
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The "not if" part implies that putting a new referendum forward is not a hypothetical scenario. He believed that a new referendum will be put forward. So, you can rephrase it as (This is a) ...

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How to say "I did that because I was forced to do it"
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coerce : to make (someone) do something by using force or threats : to get (something) by using force or threats I did that because I was coerced (into doing it). If you're looking for some ...

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difference between colon and dash
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In addition to its other functions, I remember learning at some point that the (em) dash can represent a pause that is longer than the pause of a comma or colon. And I feel like that is what you mean ...

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What does "hold" mean in "hold accountable"?
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These are idioms. I do not believe trying to choose a definition of hold will be helpful. We must consider the entire expression. hold someone accountable (for something) to consider someone ...

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Explanation of why "Put this in my Honda" is funny
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I guess it is a funny because it plays on people's expectations of gay men. The voice seems to be coming from a man. His voice is high pitched and effeminate. This is supposed to suggest that he is ...

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Alexander Haig’s cluttered langugae
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I'm not a word expert, but I'm pretty sure those words don't exist. And I think that is the point. Zinsser wants to highlight sloppy, cluttered language by using Haig's comments as examples. ...

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Difference in the meaning between "walk out on me" and "between "walk out me"?
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I believe there are some errors regarding tense in your examples. He walked out on me. It sounds like this definition walk out to suddenly leave your husband, wife, or partner and end your ...

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What is the meaning of " There is a noun, + made no less so by...... "
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If I understand your two questions correctly, then I believe they are really just one question and I believe you are correct In this instance, the word so in no less so refers to the word awkward. So ...

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what does "All the roads out of the city were snowbound" mean?
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The sentence is All the roads out of the city were snowbound. The site seems to have an interactive feature. It says snowbound (adjective) blocked or prevented from leaving a place by ...

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What Is the meaning of this sentence from departed synopsis?
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"He" (Costello) promises to Costigan. "Promises" means "guarantees" or "assures" in this instance. So Costello guarantees to Costigan that the mafia will return with reinforcements to kill Costigan.

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What does "barely" imply when used with a quantity?
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Just 50% of the population voted. It really depends on the context. To me, this implies that exactly 50% (maybe a little rounding, there is often rounding when talking about voting percentages) voted ...

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What does "weight on results" mean?
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Wow, honestly, I think he is saying "weighed on results" but I am doubting myself. weigh (up)on someone to burden or worry someone Except here it is something not someone. He's saying that the ...

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